Welcome to the 101st post of Voila!!
I have a list of food blogs I check almost daily. One of the blogs that feels more like a museum (look, don’t touch) is Tartelette. The recipes and photos make the desserts she creates look like a work of art. And most of the recipes she creates are ones that I cannot replicate. Except…this one!
These morning breakfast bars are light, healthy and go really well with your morning tea. You may also be asking, what’s with the lavender? As this blog puts it, “lavender has a sweet, floral flavor, with lemon and citrus notes.” Plus the sweet aroma is an olfactory pleasure! I recently posted about dark chocolate kahlua truffles, well Tartelette offers a recipe for lavender truffles! I know I have a spice bottle of lavender seeds and leftover ingredients from the other truffles just waiting to be used.
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup oats
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1 tsp edible lavender buds
1/4 cup yogurt
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 handfuls dried cherries
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
1. In a large bowl combine the flour, oats, almonds and lavender and set aside.
2. In a smaller bowl whisk together the egg, yogurt, honey and vanilla extract.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Add cinnamon and cherries, stir together with a large spoon or your hands until the dough comes together.
4. Place the dough on the parchment paper. Flatten dough into 1/4 inch thick rectangle shape. Cut with a knife into 9-10 pieces and bake for 10-12 minutes. (Don’t overbake, otherwise you’ll have rockhard oatmeal bars.) Let cool and break the squares apart.